Tend the demonstration prairie at Ole Olson Park

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Ole Olson Park
Volunteers tending the demonstration prairie at Ole Olson Park

Join us Tuesday, May 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m. as we return to Ole Olson Park along the riverfront for a spring tending at this native demonstration prairie garden just off the bike trail. These showy flowers and grasses will not only beautify the park but provide much-needed bee, butterfly and bird habitat. They'll also help reduce the amount of pollution flowing into the Mississippi River thanks to their deep root systems which help filter the water. 

This event will help further our long-term transformation and commitment at this site and to the river. Although a small urban site, Ole Olson is home to a surprising diversity of landscapes, including riverfront shoreline, woodland terrace and grassland slopes. Working with the city parks department and relying on local volunteer power, we look forward to transforming the park into a habitat oasis — returning willows to the shoreline, wildflowers to the slopes and oaks to the terraces.

For over a decade, FMR has helped engage community members and advocate for a revitalized North and Northeast Minneapolis riverfront with improved access, habitat and community-positive development. This event is part of FMR's Above the Falls stewardship program — providing opportunities for education, access and hands-on restoration along the banks of the Mississippi River north of St. Anthony Falls. We are excited to continue to grow this program and engage citizens in the restoration process. 

Ready to Register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via the contact form (please select Amy by name from the staff list under "Category") or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.

You will receive a confirmation email from akilgore@fmr.org within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.) Amy is typically in the office M-Th each week. Registration closes end of day Thursday, May 29th.

Can't Make It?

To receive notices of future Above the Falls area events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at akilgore@fmr.org. Or, to receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.

Partners: 
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, and funders Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust, Patagonia, RBC Wealth Management, and Xcel Energy.